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posted by kymryan
02 August 2020

Breast cancer scare

Last reply: 7 days ago
Hi so for a while I have noticed a lump near my nipple but I thought nothing of it because I’m only 16 and have really bad acne and I just assumed it could have been a spot and I’m really scared to asl my mam to book an appointment with a doctor and I just don’t know what to do can someone please help me and give me advice
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posted by suzemma
25 July 2020

Breast cancer

Last reply: 12 days ago
Hi I went for a mammogram over two weeks ago with breast check.I was told results would be posted to me. I got a call yesterday asking me to see doctor on Monday. Secretary said they were doing it in reverse due to covid. She said I'm not booked in for any tests but I'm terrified and I wondered if anyone else is in the same boat. Thanks in advance.
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posted by DebbieMccarthy
20 July 2020

DIEP breast reconstruction

Last reply: 17 days ago
Hi I wonder if anyone can help me. Is there a minimum BMI you have to be to be able to have a DIEP breast reconstruction?
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posted by ladybird
19 July 2020

Can I drive after lumpectomy

Last reply: 20 days ago
I had lumpectomy reading different comments are staying u can’t drive for a couple of weeks. Doctors or nurses did not mention it.
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posted by ladybird
15 July 2020

Breast cancer

Last reply: 26 days ago
I have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Size 1.5 cm Her2 negative. I am having lumpectomy tomorrow and lymph node biopsy. Will they know tomorrow if all margin are clear. When will they decide treatment plan
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posted by Adrian33
05 July 2020

Triple negative breast cancer

Last reply: 1 month ago
My wife is going for a ct scan this week she found a lump on her breast and this is triple negative the doctor said its a small lung going by the mammogram and ultra sound and going by these two test it hasn't gone to the limpno she is having a ct scan on Tuesday is this to find out is it anywhere else in the body She is also starting chemo on weds we can't find much information on success rates anywhere or anyone that survived this type please help were bought scared
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posted by Clairecluck
25 May 2020

Referral to Breast Clinic

Last reply: 2 months ago
Hi there, I felt an unusual burning sensation in my left breast last week and upon inspection, felt what I thought to be a pea like lump. I immediately made an appointment with my doctor. When she examined me, she discovered something separate to my pea like lump deep in the flesh and said she found what she described as a bump rather than a lump there that was not on the right breast. She did not appear worried at all but said she would make the referral regardless. I got a call from the breast clinic the following day to say that I had been classified as urgent and would be seen in the next two weeks. I'm glad to be seen quickly, however, I'm worried now as the doctor did not appear concerned in the slightest but the consultant has deemed me urgent. I suppose I'm just looking for any sort of reassurance or information as to what is deemed urgent and why it appears to differ to the impression my GP gave. I'm a 38 year old btw. Many thanks for taking the time to answer, C
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posted by mariacarb
16 May 2020

Cancer and Covid visiting restrictions

Last reply: 2 months ago
Hi, my mum has stomach cancer and been given only several months to live. She is currently in hospital as she had a fall and broke several bones. I live abroad and because of the Covid-19 restrictions I can’t fly home. If I did manage to get a flight (there is talk of Ryanair starting up ) would I be able to visit her with a) the quarantine restrictions (14 days self isolation) that I might be under when I land back in Ireland and b) the hospital restrictions on no visitors. Can the gardai give me a waiver for quarantine in exceptional circumstances? She might be discharged home or to nursing home in a couple of weeks.. could I see her under those circumstances? I am very afraid she will die before I can manage to see her. Surely, if she is dying anyway, the Covid-19 risk to her is unimportant. This is really hard. Thanks
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posted by Marianne13
15 May 2020

Headaches and tinnitus type symptoms in right ear after ac chemo therapy.

Last reply: 2 months ago
Hi, I am being treated for metatistic breast cancer . I received 4th session of ac chemo therapy on Wednesday following an 8 week delay due to corona virus precautions. I have a very heavy feeling / headache and a tinnitus type sensation in my left ear. I experienced this on my 2nd session but not so much on my last on my last. My tummy is also sore, not painful. Any suggestions on how I might ease this..... it did ease slightly when I went out walking but came back after, Thank you so much
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posted by Waterford Mama
03 May 2020

When palitive care are involved

Last reply: 3 months ago
Hi All, My mam was diagnosed with osephagus cancer about two years ago. She had an operation and two set of chemo. However before Christmas she went for a scan and the cancer had spread and she was told to do another set of chemo..but after having one session it has made her weak. Palitive care team are involved..Ive seen my mam recently and got permission from the Gardai to visit her..it's been difficult because we have to wear PPE gear and I would just love for my mam to see my face with out all the gear on..I know we have to bit since she may only have little time left with us..the whole covid thing has destroyed are family communication. Because we are worried our poor mam might get it and she would be sent to hospital where we may not see her because of the virus. I'm in bits I thought the treatment might work and she would get more time with her grand children..I'm grieving already and I'm so scared for her. Any advice would be wonderful. Many thanks xx
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